Kovler Center Child Trauma Program (KCCTP)

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Kovler Center Child Trauma Program (KCCTP) is dedicated to providing high quality trauma-informed, culturally, and linguistically responsive treatment and services to immigrant and refugee youth and families who experienced trauma as a result of war, terrorism, forced migration, family separation, state sponsored torture, and resettlement. KCCTP is a National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) Category III funded center.

KCCTP believes in ensuring those who were impacted by trauma and human rights violations have the opportunity to not only heal, but thrive.

Marjorie Kovler Center is a program of Heartland Alliance International, a global human rights organization implementing programs in nearly a dozen countries. Since 1987, Kovler Center has provided integrated, high-quality mental health, medical, and social services to survivors of politically-sanctioned torture and their families. Kovler Center serves more than 350 survivors of torture from 60 different countries annually.

Services are available for immigrant and refugee youth 6-21 years of age who experienced trauma as a result of war, terrorism, forced migration, family separation, state sponsored torture, and resettlement. This includes, but is not limited to experiences of trauma in a youth's home country, during migration, and/or as part of the resettlement process. Trauma exposure includes experiences such as witnessing or experiencing physical or sexual abuse, community violence, and terrorism. 

KCCTP provides community based services and offers services at Marjorie Kovler Center located in the Rogers Park area of Chicago. These include: 

  • Community based engagement and outreach
  • Case management
  • Individual therapy (trauma-informed evidence based practices, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy)
  • Group therapy (evidence based trauma-informed groups, social skills)
  • Complimentary therapies (music expression, occupational therapy)